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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Saturday, 31 January 2015

1748  On this day in history joseph Schuster, composer  

1757  Jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1772  Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000 on this day in history.  

1772  The birth of Jean Victor Moreau, French general on this day in history.  

1772  On this day in history rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general  

1778  Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement on August - 11.  

1780  On August - 11 barbados hurricane begins  

1786  Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia on August - 11.  

1794  Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1799  On this day in history joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist  

1804  Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria on August - 11.  

1805  On August - 11 pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament  

1807  On this day in history david R Atchison, pres of USA on March 3rd 1849  

1811  On August - 11 judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]  

1820  On this day in history janos Lavotta, composer, dies at 56  

1823  On this day in history charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)  

1824  New South Wales is constituted a Crown colony on August - 11.  

1828  On this day in history edward Saloman, Gov (Union), died in 1909  

1832  On August - 11 thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1833  On this day in history robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)  

1835  On this day in history george B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal  

1836  Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician on this day in history.  

1837  Marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated on August - 11.  

1844  On this day in history jernej Kopitar, filmologist/censor (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63  

1852  On August - 11 nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70  

1858  First ascent of the Eiger on August - 11.  

1858  Christian Eijkman, Neth, bacteriologist (avitaminos, Nobel 1929) on August - 11.  

1860  Nation's first successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev) on August - 11.  

1860  Nation's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev) on this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)  

1860  James Wilson, politician on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)  

1863  On August - 11 french protectorate over Cambodia is established.  

1863  Cambodia becomes French protectorate on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1467  On this day in history birth of mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)  

1600  Paul Hallman, composer was born on this day in history.  

1613  Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer was born on August - 11.  

1635  On August - 11 birth of thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)  

1667  On this day in history birth of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)  

1673  On August - 11 birth of richard Mead, London, physician  

1718  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on August - 11.  

1720  On August - 11 birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On August - 11 death of magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)  

0449  Death of Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

0480  Death of Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC) on this day in history.  

0897  On August - 11 death of wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona  

1171  Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies on this day in history.  

1180  On August - 11 guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies  

1183  Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies on August - 11.  

1204  Death of King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199) on this day in history.